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“Changes to Prescription Database Bill Puts House and Senate at Odds”

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This March 20, 2014 NPR article talks about the struggle between the Pennsylvania State House and Senate over whether

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SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

or not a warrant would be needed to allow police to get access to a prescription database.

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“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“WELCOME TO OCTOBER! ‘THIS TOWN’ is SHUT DOWN — OBAMACARE LAUNCHES amid split-screen “

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20100508 – camping – GEDC1958 – Road Closed sign riddled with bullets – 1 of 3 (Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL))

 

 

 

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This October 1, 2013 article found on the Politico Playbook site talks about the partial government shutdown that started last night at 12:01 am because the federal government failed to do its job.

 

 

 

“Welfare cuts push Philly’s poor to the brink”

Article LinkThis November 21, 2012 article on the Citypaper website talks about the impact of the decisions Gov. Corbett has made and their effect on those who are considered to be low-income, disabled, elderly or vulnerable.

“Lawsuit seeks to halt Pa. welfare cuts at the pass”

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This article dated March 16, 2012 and on Pennlive.com talks about the lawsuit recently filed by the Disability Rights Network citing the Federal Mental Health and Intellectual Disability act of 1966 and indicating that Corbett’s budget would be in violation of this act.

“Murray joins opposition to voter ID bill”

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This article dated Sunday, March 11, 2012 discusses Rep. Murray’s opposition to the bill many have dubbed the “Voter Suppression Bill” because if it passes it will create an obstacle for many with regards to voting.  If this bill is passed it will require photo ID to exercise our right to vote.  This is something that many low-income, disabled, or elderly don’t have, and in many cases may not have access to the state DMV center to get an ID.

In my rural area, the DMV Licensing center is about a mile away from the nearest bus stop.  Which means that anyone without a vehicle, or someone to help them get up there, won’t be able to get there to get a photo id unless they walk along a road that is far from pedestrian friendly.

Below are related articles about Pennsylvania and other states where similar bills have either been implemented or are in the works.

DVC Monthly Orginizer Call and Newsletter

DVC Newsletter – october 2010 – This issue is in PDF Format, so if you don’t already have it you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free in order to view it.

Also for those who are members of the Disability Voting Coalition ….

1.    Mark your calendars for the DVC monthly organizer call: Wednesday, October 20 from 10:30 – 12 noon. All DVC members are welcome to participate in this FREE conference call.

o   Here is the call-in information: The toll-free call-in number is 1-866-352-3799.  The participant code is *3493497* (yes, that is “star” before and after 3493497 — don’t forget the stars).

o   Topic of the call:

§  Election Day preparation

§  DVC request to Auditor General Jack Wagner to conduct a “Performance Audit” of Pennsylvania’s compliance with the voter registration requirements of the National Voter Registration Act

If you would are not a member but would like information on how to join the Disability Voting Coalition of PA, here’s a link to their website ….

http://www.dvcpa.org/

Membership is Free and open to people with all types of disabilities whether they be physical or mental.

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